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Apprentices have more earning power than graduates, study claims

Apprentices who gain a level 5 qualification can earn up to £50,000 more than those who choose to go to university. Figures compiled by the Boston Reporting Group and analysed by the Sutton Trust found exceptional apprentices can earn up to £1.5 million over the course of their careers beating the typical graduate from a non-Russell Group Institution.

Students must make themselves attractive to future employers

Students are leaving secondary and tertiary education without the necessary skills or understanding of how to articulate their skills and make themselves attractive to future employers say education HR specialists SYLO Associates. As the post-education job market becomes increasingly competitive, SYLO Associates argue that students are leaving education unprepared for the real world of job…

Charlie Ryan: Is it ever a good idea for interns to sue their employer?

In light of recent news that Condé Nast are suspending their internships due in part to a couple of high-profile court cases, Charlie Ryan asks if it is ever a good idea for interns to sue: It is a shame as this was always the way this was going to go once interns were being…

A third of NEET´s fear they will never get a job

UCU said research carried out by ComRes this summer showed that young people not ‘earning or learning’ needed access to decently-rewarded secure jobs and an expansion of educational opportunities. The research showed that, while NEETs are a highly diverse group with different needs, the overwhelming majority (88%) want to work or study and over two-thirds (71%) believe they…

More students starting career hunt in early years of university

New research shows one in five students now start graduate job search before their final year. More than four times as many students start searching for a career before their graduation year than they did ten years ago. New data from graduate-jobs.com, the largest independent graduate job board in the UK, shows that in 2002…

New training programme ‘to get young people ready for work’

The inclusion in the workplace of young people in the UK could be improved should a new government training programme for 16 to 24-year-olds prove successful. Announced today (January 10th) by skills minister Matthew Hancock, the new ‘traineeships’ scheme aims to prepare young people for work by equipping them with essential employment skills needed to…

Employer bodies welcome Technical Baccalaureates for school leavers

Labour says qualification will help ‘forgotten 50 per cent’ not at university A new Technical Baccalaureate aimed at 18-year-olds has been proposed by Labour leader Ed Miliband. The qualification – to be known as a Tech Bacc – would transform the prospects of the “forgotten 50 per cent” of school leavers who do not go…

Avon jobs survey – 80% of students plan to work part-time

As the 2012 intake of university students face a potential graduation debt of over £50,000, according to the NUS, the Avon Student Jobs Survey 2012 released today, shows that 80% of students expect to work, with a quarter (25%) concerned about juggling jobs and university work. 80% of the 1,000 students surveyed, aged 18-24, across…

The changing face of student recruitment

Over the past year or so, the UK’s major accounting and professional services firms have all introduced innovative programmes targeting A-level leavers and apprentices as alternatives to traditional graduate recruitment. Following her recent triumph at the 2012 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, Ri5 caught up with Alison Heron, KPMG’s head of student recruitment (pictured, right,…